I love the new year. The possibilities, the growth it will hold. I can't help but view it as Anne of Green Gables when she said, "Tomorrow is a new day, with no mistakes in it." There is a whole year full of unmarked days, ready to be filled and lived and remembered.
It's a very romantic view to be sure. But I can't help getting caught up in the chance to start fresh. So many things in my life could use refining and adjusting. And today seems like a perfect place to start.
After reading this article, I'm adjusting my plans for the new year. Instead of focusing on Goals per se, I'm going to focus more of my energy and efforts on the systems I hope will take me there. Instead of worrying so much about a number on the scale, for example, I'm going to focus on creating systems in my life that will increase how active my family is and how healthy we eat.
And instead of worrying about the numbers associated with my blog, I'm going to work on systems that will allow me to create new and interesting (I hope) content and projects that will help me achieve my greater goal of sharing my voice and contributing light and joy to the online world.
So here's to dreaming and wishing and making solid plans that will take us there.
Where will you go in 2014?